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Team GB Paralympics - What's on Today?

Yesterday, sprinter Jonnie Peacock won Team GB’s seventh gold medal on an extraordinary day in Rio 2016. Peacock won the first of three gold medals in nine minutes. The 23 year old retained his title with a dominant performance. Cyclists Sophie Thornhill with pilot Helen Scott, and Jody Cundy won gold medals in the velodrome. Jon-Allan Butterworth just missed out on a medal, finishing 4th in velodrome with Cundy.

Georgie Hermitage (who set a world record), Sophie Hahn and Libby Glegg all claimed victory in their respective 100m finals. Glegg broke the world record on route to winning the 100m after being reinstated following an earlier disqualification.

Ellie Robinson (only 15 years old) won Gold in the 50m butterfly in the pool and set a Paralympic record. Also in the pool, Steph Slater won silver in the 100m butterfly.

Stef Reid (long jump) and Ali Jawad (Powerlifting) won silver, and Gemma Prescott (club thrower), Zoe Newson (powerlifter), Susannah Rodgers (swimming) and Lewis White (swimmer) all won bronze medals.

Three Gold in Nine Minutes:

  • 21:35 BST Cundy wins his third Paralympic Gold
  • 21:37 BST Hermitage breaks the world record to win gold in her debut Paralympics.
  • 21:44 BST Hahn wins the third gold for Team GB

History to be made as the Triathlon makes its Paralympics debut, with Team GB’s Andy Lewis (World and European Champion) in the PT2 class (14:03), and also Joe Townsend in the PT1 class (15:20). Townsend lost both of his legs in an explosion while serving with the Royal Marines.

Another ex-military rep is Micky Yule who will feature in the 65 kg powerlifting. Yule had a similar fate to Townsend while serving with the Royal Engineers.

Sam Ingram, Chris Skelley, Jack Hodgson and Natalie Greenhough are all in action in the Judo today. Ingram is hoping to add to his bronze medal from Beijing, and silver from London, while Greenhough was one of the lucky seven who had the late call up after the exclusion of the Russians.

Hannah Cockroft is in the first of her three events in the wheelchair 100m (22:06) and this is her strongest event. After her athletic exploits, Kadeena Cox is switching back to the velodrome in the 500 time trial (21:54). Cox will be up against Dame Sarah Storey but this is Storey’s weakest event.

Shooter Matt Skelhon is at his third games in Rio, and is in the Mixed Air Rifle Prone event (qualification 13:30 and the final 15:45).

Gordon Reid and Jordanne Whiley are among Team GB medal hopes in the wheel chair tennis which gets underway today

The men are involved in the preliminary round of the football today against the Ukraine.

There is more action in the table tennis today so keep your eyes out for Facey, Campnell, Head, Davies, Daybell, Wetherill and Gilroy. And in the wheelchair tennis, watch out for Hunt (16:00), Lapthorne (16:30), Whiley (16:30), GB men’s doubles (18:00), and Shuker (19:00).

Team TB women are playing wheelchair basketball against Germany at 15:45


Team GB events Wednesday 10thth August

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